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5 things to know as the Tour de France hits London

Britain's Christopher Froome, center right with race number one, passes a police officer during the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

LONDON (AP) — It may be as French as camembert, but the Tour de France is coming to London. Almost 200 speeding cyclists are set to race past the city’s greatest landmarks, from the Tower of London to the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace.

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Tour de France 2nd stage begins in York

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali points to his shirt as he crosses the finish line ahead of the sprinting pack to win the second stage of the Tour de France cycling race over 201 kilometers (124.9 miles) with start in York and finish in Sheffield, England, Sunday, July 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Italy’s Vincenzo Nibali displayed his riding smarts at the Tour de France, winning Stage 2 on Sunday and taking the yellow jersey after a well-choreographed attack on rivals in the postindustrial English city known for “The Full Monty.”

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